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FRN 170: Americans in Paris  

From the Founding Fathers to the Lost Generation, from Impressionist painters to jazz musicians, from the 19th century satirist Mark Twain to late 20th and early 21st century humorist David Sedaris, Paris has always fascinated Americans.
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Recommended Books

Everything I know about Paris & Europe I learned from Peter Mayle and Bill Bryson!

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A Year in Provence - Peter Mayle
Call Number: F106 .B92 1998
ISBN: 0394572300
Publication Date: 1990-04-28

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Neither here nor there : travels in Europe - Bill Bryson
Call Number: D923 .B79 1992
ISBN: 0380713802
Publication Date: 1993


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  • Social Sciences Full Text
    Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields. Includes both Abstracts and Full Text Articles. Covers 1983 to the present.
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  • Film & Television Literature Index
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  • MLA International Bibliography
    The Modern Language Association's index of articles, book chapters and essays in literature, languages, and folklore. Covers 1963 to the present.

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Shit Americans Say in Paris

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